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2020 Election

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BREAKING: Republican Voter Registration Surges In Florida, Beating Democrats By 41%

 

 

MOMENTUM TRUMP – SERIOUSLY THIS IS INSANE – Over 187,000 Supporters Attend Trump Rallies Since Labor Day to Joe Biden’s 84

 

 

BREAKING: Newly Released Documents Reveal FBI Agent on General Flynn Case Claims It Was Run from the Top and There Were No Crimes

 

 

Sarah Palin Tells Senator Lisa Murkowski to Do the Right Thing – Palin Says, “Lisa, I Can See 2022 From My House!”

 

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Cruise Line Association Announces Mandatory Testing on Passengers, Crew Members in Order to Resume Sailing in the US

 

2020 Election

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FISA Abuse

Bellwether County Portends a Red Pennsylvania in 2020 Election

Bellwether County Portends a Red Pennsylvania in 2020 Election

 

2020 Election

Trump Administration

FISA Abuse

 

 

Photo shows a law enforcement officer from the U.S. Marshals in August 2020 in Georgia, who is involved in a missing child mission called "Operation Not Forgotten." (Shane T. McCoy/US Marshals/CC by 2.0)

35 Children Rescued Across Northern Ohio in ‘Operation Safety Net’

September 21, 2020 Updated: September 21, 2020

 

Schumer: ‘Nothing Is Off the Table’ if GOP Moves to Confirm Court Nominee

Schumer: ‘Nothing Is Off the Table’ if GOP Moves to Confirm Court Nominee

 

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Schumer: ‘Nothing Is Off the Table’ if GOP Moves to Confirm Court Nominee

Schumer: ‘Nothing Is Off the Table’ if GOP Moves to Confirm Court Nominee

The Future of Healthcare: Biden vs Trump

The Future of Healthcare: Biden vs Trump

CCP Virus

Madrid Residents Protest Localized Lockdowns

Madrid Residents Protest Localized Lockdowns

Sweden Spared Virus Surge Despite Relaxed Approach

Sweden Spared Virus Surge Despite Relaxed Approach

Crossfire Hurricane

House Democrats Call for an ‘Emergency’ Watchdog Review of Durham Investigation

House Democrats Call for an ‘Emergency’ Watchdog Review of Durham Investigation

Former CIA Director Brennan Says He Would Testify to Congress

Former CIA Director Brennan Says He Would Testify to Congress

Trump Administration

US Says All UN Sanctions on Iran Restored Under ‘Snapback’

US Says All UN Sanctions on Iran Restored Under ‘Snapback’

Trump Approves ‘In Concept’ Oracle, Walmart Deal With Bytedance For TikTok

Trump Approves ‘In Concept’ Oracle, Walmart Deal With Bytedance

 

Trump Calls on Senate to Confirm Ginsburg Replacement ‘Without Delay’

Trump Calls on Senate to Confirm Ginsburg Replacement ‘Without Delay’

 

 

 

Pressure Mounts on Queen Nancy

Holding Up Coronavirus Relief to Harm Trump

Congressman: Americans ‘Victims’ of Her ‘Extortion’

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Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) told Breitbart News during an exclusive interview on Wednesday that the American people are the “victims” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) “extortion” of coronavirus aid.



Trump Blasts WTO for ‘Taking Advantage’ of United States

Trump Blasts WTO for ‘Taking Advantage’ of United States1

Mueller Team Had Lisa Page’s Phone It Claimed Was Lost, Email Shows

Trump Calls on GOP to Pass Bigger CCP Virus Stimulus Package

Trump Blasts WTO for ‘Taking Advantage’ of United States3

Pelosi Willing to Compromise on Virus Relief Bill ‘That Will Become Law’

Officer Shot Near Federal Courthouse in Phoenix

Extremist Memes and Calls for Violence Surge on Far-Left Social Media: Report

Deputy Attacked in ‘Apparent Ambush’ in California, Officials Say

 

Twitter Bans Account of Chinese Virologist Who Claims the CCP Virus Was Created in Lab

Tennessee School District Ordered by Court to Stop Christian Prayers, Bible Distribution

Pennsylvania Sheriff Flips From Democrat Party to Republican Party

Facebook and Its CEO Emerge as Powerful Influence on 2020 Elections

Trump Administration

Trump Says He ‘Up-Played’ CCP Virus in Combating Its Spread

Trump Says He ‘Up-Played’ CCP Virus in Combating Its Spread

Schumer Praises Trump’s Middle East Peace Deal as ‘Welcome News’

Schumer Praises Trump’s Middle East Peace Deal as ‘Welcome News’

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Schumer Praises Trump’s Middle East Peace Deal as ‘Welcome News’1

Mueller Team Had Lisa Page’s Phone It Claimed Was Lost, Email Shows

Top COVID Response Official Says Anti-Trump ‘Resistance Unit’ of Scientists Embedded in CDC

Officer Shot Near Federal Courthouse in Phoenix

Schumer Praises Trump’s Middle East Peace Deal as ‘Welcome News’4

Hurricane Sally Rapidly Intensifies, Trump Approves Disaster Declarations

Mailers Sent by Postal Service to Nevada Voters Contain Incorrect Information

Sen. Ron Johnson to Release Interim Report on Biden Probe Within a Week

Trump Meets With California Governor for Briefing on Wildfire

Democrats, Republicans Point Fingers Over Relief Deal Impasse

Lancaster Protesters Held on $1 Million Bail Each on Alleged Riot-Related Charges

Officials: 3 Dead, 3 Injured in Violent Rampage in Tennessee

 

Trump Signs New Executive Order to Lower Drug Prices

Judge Rules Pennsylvania Governor’s Shutdown Orders Unconstitutional

Trump Calls for Quick Justice in Shooting of Ambushed LA Deputies

NC Police Officer Killed on Duty By Gunman Who Shot Him in the Fa

Israel, UAE, Bahrain Set to Sign Milestone Abraham Accords at White House5

54 Shot, 12 Fatally, Over Weekend in Chicago: Police

Man Allegedly Starts 7 Brush Fires in Portland

Louisiana Governor Issues State of Emergency Over Tropical Storm Sally

LA Megachurch Defies Judge’s Order Banning Indoor Services; Pastor: ‘Not What Our Founders Said

Israel, UAE, Bahrain Set to Sign Milestone Abraham Accords at White House9

Trump: Anyone Who Murders a Police Officer Should Face Death Penalty

New York Professor Reassigned After Telling Students Not to Vote for Trump During Lecture

 

Rapid and More Efficient CCP Virus Tests Help With Reopenings

September 14, 2020

 

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Activists Attempt to Enter Hospital Where Shot Deputies Were Taken, Shout Threats

Pizza Delivery Employee Shot and Killed by Teen Girl in Indiana: Police

Trump Signs New Executive Order to Lower Drug Prices3

4 People Arrested for Arson Across West Coast Amid Wildfires

Trump Signs New Executive Order to Lower Drug Pri

Trump Calls for Quick Justice in Shooting of Ambushed LA Deputie

2 Officers Fight for Their Lives After Ambush Shooting; Trump Condemns Attack

Trump Signs New Executive Order to Lower Drug Prices7

Trump’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits:

Pelosi Optimistic About Congress Passing Virus Stimulus Bill Before Elections

Oregon’s Top Fire Official Resigns, Governor’s Office ‘Preparing for a Mass Fatality Event’

Trump Signs New Executive Order to Lower Drug Prices10

Louisiana Governor Issues State of Emergency Over Tropical Storm Sally


Credit Where it Is Due: Melania Trump – The Most Beautiful First Lady in History (Video)

 

 

 

Trump Admin’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits: Official1

Bring Charges Against Netflix for ‘Distribution of Child Porn,’ GOP Lawmakers Tell DOJ Over ‘Cuties’

Young Boy Found Dead With His Dog in His Lap After Trying to Escape Oregon Wildfire

Trump Admin’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits: Official3

2 Officers Fighting for Their Lives After Ambush Shooting, Trump Condemns Attack

Trump Admin’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits: Official4

Pelosi Calls Trump’s Middle East Deal ‘a Distraction’

Trump Admin’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits: Official5

St. Louis Police Cite 9 Protesters for Trespassing Near McCloskey Home

Counsel Working for US Attorney John Durham Resigns From Department of Justice

Trump Admin’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits: Official7

Judge Will Not Admit Some Evidence About George Floyd’s Criminal History in Trial

Man Who Threatened to Kill Trump Supporters Pleads Guilty

Trump Admin’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits: Official9

Trump Lauds Medal of Honor Recipient for Hostage Rescue

Trump Admin’s Unemployment Program to Pay up to $1,800 in Lost Benefits: Official10

California Governor Signs Law That Expunges Records of Former Inmates Who Fight Fires

 

 

 

 



 

 



 

Trump Says ‘America Will Never Relent in Pursuing Terrorists’ in 9/11 Ceremony

September 11, 2020

President Donald Trump on Friday remembered the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, saying the 40 passengers on board who overcame terrorist hijackers show that Americans will “fight back.”

“America will never relent in pursuing terrorists that threaten our people,” Trump said, adding: “The heroes of Flight 93 are an everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall, and fight back.”

In the weeks after the attacks that left 2,977 dead, Americans “were united by our conviction that America was the world’s most exceptional country, blessed with the most incredible heroes, and that this was a land worth defending with our very last breath,” the president said.

“It was a unity based on love for our families, care for our neighbors, loyalty to our fellow citizens, pride in our great flag, gratitude for our police and first responders, faith in God—and a refusal to bend our will to the depraved forces of violence, intimidation, oppression, and evil,” Trump said.

Before the speech, Trump and first lady Melania Trump, along with other White House officials, held a moment of silence onboard their plane.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pause for a moment of silence on Air Force One as he arrives at the airport in Johnstown, Pa., on his way to speak at the Flight 93 National Memorial, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Shanksville, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The president’s comments meant to inspire and reflect on the heroism following Sept. 11 comes as he leads the United States through the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic and as he tries to draw down troops from Afghanistan and Iraq after decades of war.

Trump noted that Flight 93, after it was hijacked by al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists, was taken back by passengers who fought back after they learned other planes were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center in New York City.

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden (L) greets US Vice President Mike Pence as they attend a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in New York to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, on September 11, 2020. (Angela Weiss / AFP)

“The 40 of Flight 93 did the most American of things, they took a vote,” Trump said on Friday. “And then they acted. Together they charged the cockpit, they confronted the pure evil, and then their last act on this earth, they saved our Capitol.”

Trump, in the address, also paid tribute to “the nearly 6 million young men and women who have enlisted in the United States Armed Forces since September 11th, 2001,” adding, “More than 7,000 military heroes have laid down their lives since 9/11 to preserve our freedom. No words can express the summit of their glory or the infinite depth of our gratitude.”

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will visit Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Friday after Trump leaves. He was seen attending a memorial at Ground Zero in Manhattan, which was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).

Biden told reporters that he won’t mention politics for the day.

“I’m not gonna make any news today. I’m not gonna talk about anything other than 9/11,” he told reporters. “We took all our advertising down, it’s a solemn day, and that’s how we’re going to keep it, OK?”

Trump’s visit to Pennsylvania on Friday marks the third one to the Keystone State in three weeks, seemingly noting its importance as a swing-state ahead of the November election. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 by about 45,000 votes.

Other than Flight 93, which was heading from San Francisco to Newark, three other planes hijacked that day were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and at the Pentagon in Washington. The attacks sparked the War on Terror that led to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under the Bush administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic Senators Block GOP Narrow CCP Virus Aid Package

September 10, 2020



 

The Epoch Times

Kamala Harris: ‘Proud Of’ Jacob Blake

Kamala Harris: ‘Proud Of’ Jacob Blake

Voting App Developer Opposes Fraud Appeal by Former Police Officer

Voting App Developer Opposes Fraud Appeal by Former Police Officer

CCP Virus

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Slimmed-Down Pandemic Bill Thursday

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Slimmed-Down Pandemic Bill Thursday

Los Angeles Officials Revise Ban on Halloween Activities

Los Angeles Officials Revise Ban on Halloween Activities

Crossfire Hurricane

More Charges in Durham Probe Possible: Attorney General

More Charges in Durham Probe Possible: Attorney General

FBI Tightened Rules for Searching NSA Database After FISA Court’s Criticism

FBI Tightened Rules for Searching NSA Database After FISA Court’s Criticis

Trump Administration

Trump Defends CCP Virus Response After Woodward’s Book: ‘I Want People Not to Panic’

Trump Defends CCP Virus Response After Woodward’s Book: ‘I Want People Not to Panic’

48 States Approved for Trump’s Unemployment Plan

48 States Approved for Trump’s Unemployment Plan

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Senate GOP Unveils Smaller CCP Virus Relief Bill, Voting Thursda

Boeing Finds New 787 Dreamliner Production Problem

University Professor Targets Nick Sandmann, Vows to Monitor His Behavior on Campu

Trump Says He’s Not Putting Own Money in Campaign

Kenosha Residents Privately Condemn Riots, Welcome National Guar

Top Rochester Police Leaders Retire Following Protests

Charges: 2 Killed Detective, Informant in Robbery Attempt

 Quarantine Debate in Queensland, Australia

Two Arrested After Pro-Trump Rallygoers Assault Black Lives Matter Protesters

 

US to Withdraw Over 2,000 Troops From Iraq

US to Withdraw Over 2,000 Troops From Iraq



 

Trump Again Raises Prospect of ‘Decoupling’ US Economy From China

Trump Again Raises Prospect of ‘Decoupling’ US Economy From China

 



 

California Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires



 

 

 

Portland Rioters Throw Fire Bombs, Mortars at Police; Over 50 Arrested

Man set on fire by molotov cocktail thrown by rioters
September 6, 2020 Update

 

 

Trump Says Schools Teaching NY Times’ 1619 Project ‘Will Not Be Funded’

Trump Says Schools Teaching NY Times’ 1619 Project ‘Will Not Be Funded’

Facebook Removes Accounts of Patriot Prayer, Leader Joey Gibson

Facebook Removes Accounts of Patriot Prayer, Leader Joey Gibson

CCP Virus

Republicans, Pelosi Agree to Resolution to Avoid Shutdown, but Stimulus Talks Remain Stalled: Mnuchin

Republicans, Pelosi Agree to Resolution to Avoid Shutdown, but Stimulus Talks Remain Stalled: Mnuchin

Australian PM Morrison Says Extended Victoria Lockdown Will Cost Us

Australian PM Morrison Says Extended Victoria Lockdown Will Cost Us

Crossfire Hurricane

DNC Refutes Years-Old Donna Brazile Claim About Email Hack Timeline

DNC Refutes Years-Old Donna Brazile Claim About Email Hack Timeline

Durham Probe Won’t Affect the 2020 Election, Attorney General Says

Durham Probe Won’t Affect the 2020 Election, Attorney General Says

Trump Administration

Trump, Governors Warn People to Stay Virus-Vigilant on Labor Day Weekend

Trump, Governors Warn People to Stay Virus-Vigilant on Labor Day Weekend

Trump to Give Medal to Army Sergeant on September 11

Trump to Give Medal to Army Sergeant on September 11

 

 

Smith & Wesson Gun Sales Soar Amid ‘Unparalleled’ Demand

September 4, 2020

 

 

White House Halts ‘Critical Race Theory Trainings’ for Government Workers

White House Halts ‘Critical Race Theory Trainings’ for Government Workers

 

 

Suspect in Portland Murder Killed in Washington State

Suspect in Portland Murder Killed in Washington State

 

 

Intelligence Shows China, Not Russia, Greatest Threat to US Election Security: Barr

 

43 Percent of Americans Won’t Trust Election Result If Everyone Could Vote by Mail

43 Percent of Americans Won’t Trust Election Result If Everyone Could Vote by Mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intelligence Chief Coordinating With John Durham, Plans to Declassify More Documents Soon

Intelligence Chief Coordinating With John Durham, Plans to Declassify More Documents Soon

 

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Businesses Flee From Portland, Citing Failure of Local Government to Protect Against Riots

 

 

Trump: 2020 Election a Choice Between American Dream, Socialist Chaos

August 27, 2020 Updated: August 28, 2020
 

President Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention (RNC) suggested the Democrats pose an existential threat to the United States, casting the November election as a binary choice between order and chaos.

“At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas,” the president remarked in accepting the GOP’s nomination for president. “This is the most important in the history of our country,” he said, adding that Democrats want to create a “socialist agenda” to “demolish” the United States.

Democrats, he suggested, are obscuring a far-left, socialist agenda and are propping up Biden as a moderate Trojan Horse.

Trump excoriated Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his party, saying that his administration has “spent the last four years reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. At the Democrat convention, you barely heard a word about their agenda. But that’s not because they don’t have one. It’s because their agenda is the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee.”

In recent months, Trump has cast himself as the “law and order” candidate in the midst of protests, riots, arson, looting, and general civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. At the same time, he has accused Biden of kowtowing to the more radical elements in the Democratic Party in the midst of calls to defund police departments.

“How can the Democratic Party be asked to lead our country when it spends so much time tearing down our country,” Trump rhetorically asked.

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The South Lawn of the White House is pictured ahead of President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Washington, on Aug. 27, 2020. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden, 77, on Thursday, accused Trump, 74 of using the specter of violence as a “political strategy,” rather than actually aiming to address it. Democrats formally nominated Biden at a convention last week.

“Donald Trump keeps saying it won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” he said. “Their proof? The violence you’re seeing is in Donald Trump’s administration, Donald Trump’s America. Did they forget who’s president?”

Earlier in the night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made little mention of Trump but instead focused on the Democrats, saying that the party doesn’t want to improve the lives of people living in “flyover country,” adding that they want to “defund the police and take away your Second Amendment rights.” McConnell, like Trump, reiterated that Biden’s agenda as president isn’t clear.

Before Trump, RNC speakers warned about Biden embracing the left-wing agenda, which was underscored by Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday. Earlier on Thursday night, the GOP tapped NYPD union boss Patrick Lynch and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to issue warnings about what could happen if Democratic officials take control of the federal government.

“When you consider their agenda, it’s clear: Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for a radical left,” Pence said. “The choice in this election has never been clearer, and the stakes have never been higher.”

In a rebuttal to Trump, Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris said the president is incompetent in the face of multiple crises, declaring: “Donald Trump doesn’t understand the presidency.” She primarily faulted the president’s leadership in dealing with the CCP virus pandemic in the United States, where around 180,000 people have died from the virus.

“He thinks it’s all about him,” she said, adding that “it’s about all of us. … Donald Trump has failed at the most basic and important job of a president of the United States: He failed to protect the American people, plain and simple.”

Trump also touted his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



 

Hurricane Laura Slams Louisiana, Homeland Security Chief Says Storm Still Dangerous

Official says people who didn’t evacuate should put name in plastic bag in pocket

August 27, 2020 Updated: August 27, 2020

 

Hurricane Laura made landfall on Thursday in southwestern Louisiana, bringing catastrophic storm surge to southern Louisiana’s coast.

The storm hit the state as a Category 4 storm but later was downgraded to a Category 1 later in the day, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 9 a.m. The NHC said that the threat of possibly deadly storm surge will continue along the Louisiana coast as Laura moved north.

Louisiana officials also issued a warning to those who didn’t evacuate from mandatory zones before Laura hit, saying that rescue efforts will not be initiated until the storm surge dissipates.

“Those choosing to stay and face this very dangerous storm must understand that rescue efforts cannot and will not begin until after storm and surge has passed and it is safe to do so,” the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday. “Please evacuate, and if you choose to stay and we can’t get to you, write your name, address, social security number and next of kin and put it [in] a Ziploc bag in your pocket. Praying that it does not come to this.”

“This is one of the strongest storms to impact that section of coastline,” said David Roth, a National Weather Service forecaster, according to Reuters. “We worry about that storm surge going so far inland there because it’s basically all marshland north to Interstate 10. There is little to stop the water.”

 



 

 

 

Chaos in Wisconsin City as Rioters Burn Buildings, Attack Police

Chaos in Wisconsin City as Rioters Burn Buildings, Attack Police

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Ex-CIA Chief Brennan Told by Durham He Is Not Target of Criminal Probe: Spokesperson

August 22, 2020



 

Postmaster General Testifies, Says He’s ‘Committed’ to Election Mail Delivery

Postmaster General Testifies, Says He’s ‘Committed’ to Election Mail Delivery

 

Riot Takes Place in Portland Hours After Police Chief Offers Solution to Violence

 

 

Democrats Nominate Joe Biden for President

Democrats Nominate Joe Biden for President

 

 

August 18, 2020 Updated: August 18, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said the U.S. Postal Service will not carry out some operational and organizational changes such as removing mail processing equipment or collection boxes until the end of the November election, following critical feedback and pressure from Democrats in Congress.

In a statement on Tuesday, DeJoy, who was recently appointed to the position, said, “To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded.” DeJoy added he would expand a task force on mail during the election.

 

 

 

 

 

His announcement comes as House and Senate Democrats accused President Donald Trump, DeJoy, and other officials of attempting to weaken the agency in the midst of the pandemic and just months away from the election. Trump and DeJoy have both denied their allegations, saying it was normal, routine changes that were being carried out.

He didn’t state which specific initiatives he was suspending—instead providing assurances.

“The Postal Service is ready today to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives this fall,” DeJoy added in the press release. The agency also will expand its task force on election mail and will have more resources ready starting on Oct. 1.

Trump and White House chief of Staff Mark Meadows, meanwhile, told reporters last week that he would be willing to provide billions of dollars in Democrat-requested funds to the Postal Service if they made concessions on a broader stimulus deal that entails stimulus payments, small business loans, and more.

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A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) post office is pictured in Philadelphia, Penn., on Aug. 14, 2020. (Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters)

DeJoy is slated to testify in front of the Democrat-controlled House Oversight Committee next week. He’ll also appear before the GOP-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the lower chamber back early from its recess to vote on preventing changes at the Postal Service. Reports said lawmakers are aiming to vote on the measure Saturday.

In the release, DeJoy said that he was appointed as head of the Postal Service, which was created in 1971, to “make changes to secure the success of this organization and its long-term sustainability.” Trump has long said that the agency has been hemorrhaging billions of dollars every year, while blaming companies like Amazon for taking advantage of it.

“I believe significant reforms are essential to that objective, and work toward those reforms will commence after the election. In the meantime, there are some longstanding operational initiatives—efforts that predate my arrival at the Postal Service—that have been raised as areas of concern as the nation prepares to hold an election in the midst of a devastation pandemic,” he said.

DeJoy added that retail hours at Post Offices around the United States won’t change, mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes won’t be moved, no mail processing facilities will be shut down, and overtime for workers will continue.



 

Home Depot Sales Soar as Americans Turn to Home Improvement Projects Amid Pandemic

Home Depot Sales Soar as Americans Turn to Home Improvement Projects Amid Pandemic

 

Trump Issues Warning to De Blasio After Weekend of Gun Violence in New York

August 17, 2020 Updated: August 17, 2020



 




 

17 Officers Hurt, 24 People Arrested as Demonstrations Turn Violent in Chicago

 

 

Senate Judiciary Chairman Referring Former FBI Counterintelligence Chief to John Durham

August 15, 2020 Updated: August 15, 2020

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is turning over information to U.S. Attorney John Durham regarding the potential criminal actions of a former FBI official involved in the investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Bill Priestap was one of five FBI employees who briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018, Graham said Friday, accusing the briefers of “completely whitewashing the truth about the reliability of the dossier.”

Ex-British spy Christopher Steele compiled second- and third-hand information into a dossier that appears to have been used by intelligence officials to spy on Trump’s campaign. The dossier was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democrat rival.

None of the explosive allegations against Trump in the dossier were proven, and many have been undercut in the following years.

Graham’s committee released a partially-classified FBI interview with Steele’s primary source last month, further undermining the dossier’s credibility.

Graham said the information about Priestap is headed to Durham.

“What I’m going to do with this is turn it over to Durham because I think the briefing in 2018, a year after the subsource told the FBI the dossier was a bunch of garbage, whitewashing that report to the Senate Intel Committee is potentially another crime,” Graham said during an appearance on Fox News’ “Sean Hannity.”

“So, I’m going to send all of this to Durham when I get it.”

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing to examine the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 5, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
John Durham

John Durham, left, is sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, on Feb. 22, 2018. (Courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut)

Graham described Priestap as “one of the leaders of Crossfire Hurricane,” the Trump campaign investigation. He said he was told by FBI Director Christopher Wray that Priestap briefed senators on the dossier.

Durham, tasked last year with reviewing how the FBI handled its probe into Trump’s campaign, charged a former FBI attorney earlier Friday. Kevin Clinesmith is expected to plead guilty to willfully altering the content of an email. He allegedly changed an email from the CIA stating that Carter Page, a former Trump campaign associate, was a known CIA source to say Page was “not a source” for the CIA.

An FBI special agent who received the email used it to get permission from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Page.

“What this lawyer did is a really big deal. We have to trust the system. There’s got to be a certain amount of trust. This is a lawyer, a man of the law, a member of the bar, who took it upon himself to falsify a document to keep an investigation going that should have been stopped,” Graham said.

“Something tells me that Mr. Clinesmith knows where the bodies are buried, and if I were in the FBI working on Crossfire Hurricane, I’d be very worried about right now.”……….



Senate Democrat calls for end of recess amid warning about mail-in ballot delays

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), the chair of Senate Democrats’ campaign arm, called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to cut the August recess short over warnings that mail-in ballots this November may not arrive in time for the election.

Cortez Masto, who heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), cited a warning from the United States Postal Services (USPS) about “inconsistencies” between its delivery service and state deadlines for receiving and counting mail-in ballots ahead of an anticipated spike in mail-in voting this year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s unacceptable that in the United States of America, the Postal Service has to warn Americans that their ballots may not be counted if they vote by mail,” Cortez Masto said in a statement released by the DSCC. “Mitch McConnell should end recess, return to Washington, and work to pass the bipartisan emergency funding needed to provide urgent economic relief, combat this pandemic, and ensure the Postal Service can operate in a safe and timely manner.”

 

Trump Says He Directed Treasury to Prepare Second Stimulus Checks, Must Act with Congress

August 14, 2020 Updated: August 15, 2020

President Donald Trump on Friday said that he directed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to prepare to send out $1,200 stimulus checks to Americans, but he insisted that Democrats are responsible for the hold-up.

“I have directed @stevenmnuchin1 to get ready to send direct payments ($3,400 for family of four) to all Americans,” Trump wrote at around noon. “DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!”

Trump later said in a news conference at the White House that he is “waiting for the Democrats” in Congress and won’t act independently to issue an executive order.

Both Republicans and Democrats support sending $1,200 stimulus checks in the next relief package, which means that a family of four could get $3,400.

However, the White House and top Democratic negotiators, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), have not met on pandemic relief talks since last week. This week, there was little sign that either side would offer any concessions.

It means that the high-stakes impasse might spill over into September, putting at risk the stimulus checks, expanded unemployment payments, small business loans, funding to state and city governments, and more. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) confirmed that senators have left Washington until September but will be called to return to the Capitol if there is a change of a relief deal.



Barr Says Expect ‘Development’ on Durham’s Crossfire Hurricane Probe Friday

Barr Says Expect ‘Development’ on Durham’s Crossfire Hurricane Probe Friday



 

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million For First Time Since March Lockdowns

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million For First Time Since March Lockdowns